There are few places on the planet that can rival the diverse history of Bulgaria. Located at the intersection of Russia, Europe, and the Middle East, it's been a hotly contested region for thousands of years. Human habitation has been traced all the way back...

Growing up in the 90's meant finding Shawshank Redemption on TV at least 2-3 times a week. Even after 50 viewings, I'll stop what I'm doing to watch it again. So naturally when I discovered the set location was only 3 hours away, I had...